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    New Season Potato Foil Parcels

    Use foil to make fun-to-open packages and to protect the potatoes during cooking.

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes to 30 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes to 40 minutes 40 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 500g baby new potatoes, scrubbed
    • 50g butter
    • 2 tbsp cream cheese or mayonnaise
    • ½ pack fresh chives
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    1. Cut 4 x 45cm pieces of foil and fold each piece in half to make a double layer. Divide the potatoes between the pieces of foil. Season, add half the butter and wrap up loosely.
    2. Place the potato parcels directly onto the hot coals about 10 minutes before you start to cook the salmon. Cook for at least 20 minutes, turning occasionally using tongs. To check if the potatoes are cooked, open up one parcel and insert a skewer into a large potato - it should go in easily.
    3. Remove the parcels from the barbecue, open up and divide the remaining butter between them. Top with cream cheese or mayonnaise. Snip over a few chives, season and serve.

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    Cook's tips

    To cook in the oven, place the parcels in a preheated oven at 220°C, gas mark 7 for 35-40 minutes, then finish as above.


    If you want to use sweet potatoes or butternut squash instead of potatoes, peel and cut the vegetables into 5cm pieces, then wrap them in foil with fresh rosemary or thyme, a slice of garlic and add seasoning. Their natural sugars caramelise in the heat making them beautifully sweet. Cook for 20 minutes, turning occasionally using tongs.

    If you have time you could also wrap large baking potatoes and cook them in the outer layer of coals for up to 1½ hours for fluffy perfection.


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